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7 hours ago

A step closer to an Ebola vaccine.

  For the first time a human trial showed a vaccine made by GlaxoSmithKline is safe and will likely be effective in fighting the virus. The vaccine could be available in West Africa in about six months, and other vaccines are being tested in Mali, Switzerland, and the UK.
5 hours ago

Thailand’s elections may be delayed.

  The military junta’s finance minister Sommai Phasee said general elections now may not take place until 2016, a year later than previously stated. Martial law will come to an end eventually, Sommai said, but is required at the moment “to deal with security.”
5 hours ago

More clashes at the Hong Kong protests.

  Student demonstrators threatened to target government buildings (paywall) if police continued to force them from protest camps with pepper spray and batons. Pro-democracy activists also tried to occupy smaller streets in the city’s Kowloon district after a major thoroughfare was cleared yesterday.  
November 26, 2014

GoPro has its eye on drones. 

  The company is planning to launch multi-rotor helicopters priced between $500 and $1,000 that feature its high-definition cameras, according to the Wall Street Journal (paywall). It’s no surprise the company wants to go vertical: Drones are shaping up to be a hot seller this holiday season, and many top models are designed to hold GoPro cameras.
November 26, 2014

China drafts its first domestic violence law.

  Spousal abuse is being defined for the first time—critical in a country where state media reports that 40% of women in a relationship have been abused. If parliament passes the legislation, police will have to respond to domestic abuse complaints, and courts will have to issue restraining orders within two days of an incident.
November 26, 2014
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November 26, 2014

Europe wants the right to be forgotten to apply globally.

  Because right now, when you submit a request to have a link scrubbed from Google’s European search engine, the American company complies, but not for search engines outside the continent. An EU working group wants this to change—it’s addressed in a set of guidelines the group will publish this week.
5 hours ago

Giving thanks makes you healthier.

  You’ll sleep better, exercise more, and feel more optimistic about life.

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